Thursday, September 26
Facilitator: Kim McIver
Thursday, October 3rd
Facilitator: Linda Zuba and Megan Zuba
Stories from the Border. These are Stories promised to be told. They are stories of courage and strength, Faith, Hope and Love. Hear why children, women and men are fleeing for their lives and what happens to them once they ask for help and protection at the U.S. - Mexico border. Not only are human lives at stake so are American values that we espouse to have such as liberty and justice for all. You will also hear how you can help asylum seekers desperate for help.
The session will conclude with certified Let Your Yoga Dance instructor, Megan Zuba, leading us in a joy based movement practice. Let Your Yoga Dance is where joy and fun meet deep and sacred. Combining dance, gentle yoga and the chakras (the body’s energy centers) with inspiring music, this practice has a mission to spread peace, love, joy and consciousness throughout our world.
(You are welcome to observe or participate in Let Your Yoga Dance)
Saturday, October 12th
Dressed in her Native regalia, Ojibwa presenter, Kim McIver, will be sharing what daily life was like for the Native Americans in this area in the 1800's. Participants will be able to take a look at Native items up close, and listen to storytelling that has been passed down from generation to generation. She will lead a drum/dance circle, where the traditional steps of the Jingle Dress dance will be taught. Afterwards, we will give thanks to the Creator, while listening to Native flute music and preparing traditional Native foods. We will end our time together sitting down for a meal, giving thanks to everyone there and the Creator, who gave us the bountiful harvest. Come immerse yourself in Native American culture by joining us for a presentation of their history, storytelling, and harvest.
Register by 10/10
Join us for LADAMA in concert!
Friday, November 22, 7:30pm
406 N. Main St., Rockford
Purchase Tickets at MENDELSSOHNPAC.ORG
$20 Advance; $25 At Door; $6.00 Students
Ladama is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators -- Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas—each from a different country and culture of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin --Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist, to produce Latin Alternative music.
Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical. Come learn and experience how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.
LADAMA is a group of four women, virtuosic musicians, and educators -- Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna, Mafer Bandola and Sara Lucas—each from a different country and culture of the Americas, who are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit. Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin --Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist, to produce Latin Alternative music.
Sign up for both sessions or just one. Sign up for both workshops by November 16 and receive a boxed lunch (vegetarian option available)
Session I: Building Community Through Sound, 10:00a-12:00p
Compositional tools for all ages focusing on improvisation, body percussion, and songwriting.
Session II: Afro-Columbian Percussion, 1:00 - 2:30P
Demonstrations and class on Cumbia, Bullerengue, and Gaita Music Styles.
Office Phone: (815) 877-0118
Fax: (815) 877-0265
3333 Maria Linden Dr.
Rockford, IL 61114
Monday - Thursday
9:00a - 5:00p